Monday, January 28, 2008

Laptop for Corporators.

Municipal Corporators in the city will soon be provided laptops to make them easily accessible to people in their wards.

The scheme to provide laptops to 227 corporators of the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) will be included in the next year's budget, Municipal Commissioner Jairaj Phatak said.

As per the scheme, which is under consideration, the corporators will use the laptops while in office and may be allowed to buy it at a depreciated price at the end of their tenure, he said.

This scheme had been implemented in some state government offices and can be thought of here as well, Phatak said.

The MCGM, with an annual budget of over Rs 10,000 crore, is one of the richest civic bodies in the country.

Additional Municipal Commissioner Manu Kumar Srivastava said the laptops would be acquired through a tender process and the contract would include a maintenance contract for the machines.

"We had recently started our website and our intention is that all corporators should be able to use it and have greater interaction with citizens," Srivastava said.

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